Thursday, July 03, 2008

Apple goes Super Awesome

iTunes has partnered with Waner Bros./ DC Comics to put a whole mess of cartoons, live-action, etc... online. If you don't already have all of these great shows in another format (say, DVD), then this is a great opportunity.

I'm especially excited to see they've made "The Adventures of Superman" available, starring George Reeves and Phyllis Coates (Noel Neill would join the cast in Season 2, reprising the role she played with Kirk Alyn in the movie serials).

Also, look for:

Batman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
Batman Beyond
Super Friends
and the original Fleischer Studios Superman cartoons

Episodes are priced at a very reasonable $1.99, or about $1 less than a comic book.

Go to iTunes and look for DC Classic Animation.


Anonymous said...

Sweet! Aquaman!

Simon MacDonald said...

Yeah, this is such great news. I can't wait to catch up on some Batman Beyond that I missed out on.

I really wish DC would do a Batman Beyond comic, not a Johnny DC one but an in continuity book or Vertigo title.

The League said...

It took me a few episodes to warm up to Batman Beyond when it first aired, but I grew to really like the show. As long as DC would place Batman Beyond on some Earth other than Earth 1 or 2, I'd be down with a Batman Beyond series. My concern would be the obvious continuity issues that could crop up with a defined future for the DCU of Earth 1.

It was just a really rich environment, and it would have been great to see it explored a bit more. Add in the possible fates for the various members of the rogues gallery and other heroes, AND near future tech, city scapes, etc...? Yup, they'd get my $3.00

I don't know if you ever saw the JLU episodes with Terry, but they were excellent. There was a time travel episode (part 2 of a two-parter) and an episode that was pretty much a capper to Batman Beyond.

Simon MacDonald said...

Yeah they would need to have the Batman Beyond take place in an alternate Earth as not to hamstring writers with continuity issues. This was one of the problems with the Valiant line as it all took place in the same universe but in two distinct times.

I did get to see all of the JLU episodes including the ones with Terry. I'm not sure if they need to connect Bruce and Terry so tightly but I did really enjoy the tying up of loose ends.

Anonymous said...

Batman Beyond is a household favorite here of the Little Leaguers.....thanks for this posting!

The League said...

I am pleased to hear that Batman Beyond is being enjoyed by the next generation. It is also a sure sign that Rutteger, Snoopy and Sleepy Pete are being raised right.